WATCH: Chris Hayes Calls “Pro-Virus” GOP One of the Worst Political Parties in the World
When the COVID-19 pandemic began, it was heavily centered in states led by Democrats. As New York, Washington and New Jersey dealt with the virus, Mitch McConnell threatened to hold back funds. Governors like Florida’s Ron DeSantis patted themselves on the back.
The story has changed, though, and now it is areas with Republican leaders that are seeing cases rise exponentially. The way these leaders have chosen to attack the pandemic has been far from aggressive. On Friday, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes went after the GOP’s Coronavirus response on a whole, calling it one of the worst political parties in the world.
Hayes began by remaking on the relaxed attitude of Republican senators. “[They’re] pretending like they’re full-time tweeters or right-wing talk radio hosts or some dude somewhere with a cool new podcast or just actively working to make life harder for people and make things easier for the virus.”
The MSNBC host said that the GOP has now had disastrous situations under both George W. Bush and Donald Trump. “[The party] has now given us, let’s be clear, two successive presidencies that have brought the country to its knees,” he continued. “It is so corroded, so desiccated, so dangerous, it will revolt against one of its own members when they do something right to fight the plague to save lives.”
Hayes closed his comments, “It is becoming a pro-Covid party before our eyes. And, remember, it is more than Donald Trump. It’s the entire party.”
Watch a clip of Hayes’ comments below:
.@chrislhayes: "This is the Republican Party. The Party of Donald Trump. And Ted Cruz. And Josh Hawley. And Roger Stone. … It is so corroded, so desiccated, so dangerous that it will revolt against one of its own members when they do something right to fight the plague." pic.twitter.com/hCMsqx4sPg
— All In with Chris Hayes (@allinwithchris) July 11, 2020